Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

September 6, 2010


It’s almost in focus.

She’s constantly in motion.

In this instant she was in-between jumping up & coming back down in her crib.

Up & down. Up & down. Laughing. Jumping. Smiling. And then diving (seriously) down onto her mattress.

All this upon waking up from a mid-morning nap.

I’ll take almost.

Almost is pretty darn cute.

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  • 1.
    Nancy said…

    I can so relate this post :)
    I have so many out of focus photos.
    And they’re just as precious – or maybe even more – than one that is in focus.
    I’m just jealous that she still naps in the morning and Morrison and Anna are just a few days apart. He only naps between 1 and 3pm, 2 hours if I’m lucky, just 1 if I’m not :)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      She seems to be moving towards one nap – just in the mid-morning. Yesterday she took just this one.

  • 2.
    Madeline St Onge said…

    Oh Ali she is a doll baby

  • 3.
    Lain said…

    Such a great reminder – almost is often perfect!!!

  • 4.
    Terri said…

    Toothy grin and eyes that sparkle. What more could a mommy ask for in her favorite girl?

  • 5.
    Denise said…

    Some of the almost photos are the best! Love her happy smile!

  • 6.
    Kate said…

    ahh she is so cute!

  • 7.
    ErinK said…

    Thanks for the post. It is nice to know that even the pro’s have a hard time getting their kids to sit still for pic’s. I love the idea of this quote. I think I will use my stack of almost pics to make a mini book! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  • 8.
    dawn said…

    I love almost pictures of my cousin I babysit for. She will never sit still or smile when I need. Well the almost pictures I have of her are always my favorites and shows how truly happy and playful she is. She is so precious Ali love her sweet face.

  • 9.
    Sudie said…

    So so cute! She is just darling. Growing up so fast.

  • 10.

    Sweetness personified :)

  • 11.
    Leslie said…

    She is precious, just as the moments she is growing up are too. Your children are so expressive and happy! That is a sure sign of good parents :) !

  • 12.
    Sonja Chandler said…

    I have tons of out of focus shots. That’s life. Still totally adorable.

  • 13.
    Veronica said…

    If she starts singing a little song at the top of her lungs while jumping up and down and mattress diving….you have my third born! (it’s just to let you know that she’s awake now!)

  • 14.
    Sue Painter said…

    I think every picture I take is out of focus! But I scrap them anyway, they still give me the memory and the feeling of that moment.

  • 15.
    Liz S. said…

    She is adorable and growing up SO fast! MY daughter just graduated from college this year! Enjoy every minute!

  • 16.
    Jackie Bremer said…

    I love your journaling Ali

  • 17.
    Gabi said…

    Anna is so adorable, Ali. There isn’t anything better than watching children having fun. Well, there is one thing better than that, having the fun with them.
    Thank you for sharing this cutest photo of Anna with us.

  • 18.
    Sue said…

    BELLA <3

  • 19.
    Aino said…

    Awwww…. she has gotten SO BIG!! She is adorable. Little princesess are the BEST!!!

  • 20.
    Jennifer said…

    She is so cute! I noticed that her crib is against the wall, I think it was in the middle of the room in the old house…cannot wait to see what the kids rooms look like now.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Yep. Changing things up. I took some shots of her room and hope to share later this week or next. Simon’s is going to take a bit longer.

  • 21.
    Lorraine said…

    I wish my hair looked that good and I was that happy when I wake up in the morning

  • 22.
    ale said…

    she is so, so cute!!! and looks *a lot* like you.

  • 23.
    Kaly said…

    Wow! This post completely reminds me of my 15-month old son. He, like Anna, is in constant motion. And he, like Anna, loves to jump in his crib and dive into the mattress. I put him down for a nap the other day and about ten minutes later I heard a big crack… silence… then a big wail. He had dived right into the railings and given himself a huge red welt on his forehead. Guess what we were doing that very night? Family pictures. *sigh*
    They sure are full of energy and keep joy in the home.
    I always love hearing about your family as well as all the crafty things you do!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Oh that sounds familiar here too. If you look closely she’s got a bump on her forehead too. Full of life that’s for sure.

  • 24.
    Amy K said…

    Awww, she is absolutely adorable! I remember those crib-jumping days all too well….and miss them terribly! Thanks for sharing your moments!

  • 25.
    EmmaJ said…

    I have had a lot of those almost in focus pictures lately, but I think that is what life with kids is like. I don’t think I am ever completely in focus myself trying to keep up with my 2.

  • 26.
    Carrie said…

    I adore this. :) I can already see the layout coming together with these words + photo.

  • 27.

    she is so cute!

  • 28.
    Elena said…

    What an adorable picture, the look on her face and the smile could not be any cuter! Love that you are documenting this. Wish I could do the childhood of my grown kids over again, I’d take pictures of this kind of thing and write about it but I love that some parents are doing it today. :-)

  • 29.
    Melanie Brooks said…

    Ali- thank you for this post. We just celebrated my husband’s birthday and I thought I had captured a perfect picture of him and the kids blowing out the candles of his cake. Only to realize it isn’t all in focus… your post made me realize it is still worth keeping and treasuring!

  • 30.
    dona said…

    What a gorgeous smile!

  • 31.
    Melanie Hughes said…

    Funny, I scrapped a set of photos not so long ago where NONE of them were in focus, in fact they were only developed as they were film photos. I love the layout I did and the fact that I’ve kept a story alive of a fun time. In my blog when I showcased the LO I pondered on the fact that we are possibly losing stories due to the non development of “not so good photos” due to the age of digital. Made me realise I want to scrap memories not just perfect photos.

  • 32.
    Jennifer said…

    That is such a cute picture! Anna is gorgeous!

  • 33.
    alicia king said…

    she is so cute!

    so hard to get pictures of little ones when they are constantly moving :)

  • 34.
    Kathleen said…

    Thanks for reminding me that almost is OK! What a cutie!

  • 35.
    Erica Hettwer said…

    Miss Thing bounces like that when I come to get her in the mornings and after her nap. She’s on one nap now and I gotta say…I miss nap number two! LOL! She’ll be 18 months soon so she’s about Anna’s age. :)

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